The Rex de Silva Memorial Fellowship is to be given to W.G.A. Inushi Lanka to follow her Diploma in Journalism at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism for the Year 2017-2018.
The Rex de Silva Memorial Fellowship is presented by the family of the late Rex de Silva who was a senior journalist in Sri Lanka being Editor – in – Chief of the Sun and WEEKEND newspapers which was then published by Independent Newspapers Ltd.
He was also a foreign correspondent for DPA, (Deutsche Press Agency) and later Editor in chief of the Brunei Bulletin.
The one year Diploma in Journalism programme at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism presently has an intake of 33 students and provides for development of skills and knowledge in two or more related fields of study at the intersection of media, business, design and new communications technologies.
It offers contextual study of the history, theory, ethics and criticism of the various practices, institutions and discourses in media, communication and information.
Foundation skills and knowledge for work in the corporate media and information field is also provided with considerable breadth of expertise.
The programme is delivered by experienced and professional academics and senior journalists from the media industry.
The SLCJ is managed by the Newspaper Society of Sri Lanka, The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka, Free Media Movement and the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Asociation.